Awards & Subsidies

Artist Awards

We are pleased to provide the following awards and subsidies for some of the artists in the exhibition. It is our aim to increase the support for each artist to cover their freight and to increase the minimum amount each artist receives towards their costs of exhibiting.

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The team at Aqualand are delighted to congratulate Tony Davis on receiving the $70,000 Aqualand Sculpture Award for ‘Folly Interstice’ at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2022. Chosen by the exhibition’s Judging Panel, the Aqualand Sculpture Award is an acquisitive award with the sculpture to be gifted for permanent public exhibition in North Sydney, for the people of Sydney and visitors to our city to enjoy for years to come.

RECIPIENT OF THE MAJOR PRIZE AT SCULPTURE BY THE SEA

Tony Davis, ‘Folly Interstice’, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2022. Photo Henri Fanti

PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS OF THE MAJOR PRIZE AT SCULPTURE BY THE SEA

  • 2019 Morgan Jones (New Zealand) The Sun Also Rises
  • 2018 James Parrett (Vic) m-fortysix
  • 2017 David Ball (NSW) orb
  • 2016 Johannes Pannekoek (WA) change ahead
  • 2015 Jörg Plickat (Germany) divided planet
  • 2014 Peter Lundberg (USA) ring
  • 2013 Stephen King (NSW) fallout
  • 2012 Peter Lundberg (USA) barrel roll
  • 2011 Paul Selwood (NSW) paradiegma metaphysic
  • 2010 Keld Moseholm (Denmark) mirroring 1995
  • 2009 May Barrie (NSW) time and tide granite monolith II
  • 2008 Mark McClelland (NSW) she thought
  • 2007 David Horton (NSW) yesternight: a work in progress
  • 2006 Orest Keywan (NSW) … and with a name to come
  • 2005 Vaclav Fiala (Czech Republic) chapel (2005)
  • 2004 Vaclav Fiala (Czech Republic) belfry for jørn utzon (2004)
  • 2003 Richard Goodwin (NSW) carapace
  • 2002 Kate Davis (England) target (2002)
  • 2001 Nigel Harrison (NSW) omeomi
  • 2000 Libby Bloxham (NSW) celebrating diversity and Richie Kuhaupt (WA) hollow man
  • 1999 Orest Keywan (NSW) with a view
  • 1998 Campbell Robertson-Swann (NSW) night passage
  • 1997 Michael Le Grand (ACT) deshabille and Duncan Stemler (NSW) venus

From 1997 – 2004 Sydney Water provided the main award at Sculpture by the Sea with the majority of the award-winning works gifted to Campbelltown Arts Centre. In 2006 and 2007 NAB provided the major award with the works gifted to Orange Regional Gallery. From 2009 – 2012 the Balnaves Foundation provided the major award, with the works gifted to the Royal Botanic Gardens. From 2013 – 2015 Macquarie Group provided the major award with the works gifted to Sydney Harbour Federation Trust for placement at George’s Heights. The Aqualand Sculpture Award will be gifted each year from 2016 – 2018 for permanent public placement in Sydney.

Click here to view photos of the past recipients sculptures

ALLENS PEOPLE’S CHOICE PRIZE

The 2022 Allens People’s Choice Prize of $5,000, as voted by visitors of the exhibition was awarded to Bruno Catalano (NSW) for his work, ‘Benoit’.

Bruno Catalano, ‘Benoit’, Sculpture by the Sea 2022. Photo Charlotte Curd

2019 and past recipients

KIDS’ CHOICE PRIZE

The 2022 Kids’ Choice Prize of $4,000 donated by Rebel Penfold-Russell OAM, as voted by the children visiting the exhibition was awarded to Joel Adler (NSW) for his work, ‘Lens’.

Joel Adler, ‘Lens’ Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2022. Photo Gareth Carr

 

2019 and past recipients

THE HELEN LEMPRIERE SCHOLARSHIPS

The Helen Lempriere Scholarships are the realisation of a bequest by the late Keith Wood, honouring his wife, Helen Lempriere. Helen Lempriere was one of Australia’s leading female artists in the mid-20th Century, attracting national and international acclaim for her painting, printmaking and sculpture. Sculpture by the Sea is proud to be managing in partnership with Perpetual, three scholarships of $30,000 cash that will be received by the awarded artists to assist with the advancement of their careers through study or research. As part of this year’s 20th anniversary celebrations, Perpetual, the managers of the Helen Lempriere Bequest, have made possible a fourth $30,000 Helen Lempriere Scholarship for Australian artists.

The 2020/2021/2022 recipients are:

  • Emerging Artist: Jina Lee (WA)
  • Mid-Career Artist: Marina DeBris (NSW)
  • Mid-Career Artist: Andrew Townsend (NSW)
  • Senior Artist: Stephen King (NSW)
  • Senior Artist: Patricia Marrfurra McTaggart OAM (NSW)

2019 and past recipients

THE TRANSFIELD HOLDINGS ARTISTS SUPPORT

Thank you to Transfield Holdings for 14 years of sponsorship. Since 2011 Transfield’s sponsorship has covered the cost of the cranes and heavy equipment to install and remove the sculptures from the exhibition site, benefiting almost every artist in the exhibition. In previous years artists had to meet these costs themselves.

The Transfield Australian Invited Artist Program funds two major new works each year for Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi supporting the careers of leading sculptors.

Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi Major Partner Transfield and Sculpture by the Sea are pleased to announce two respected sculptors as recipients of the 2022 Transfield Australian Invited Artists Program of $15,000 each:

  • Sally Kidall (NSW)
  • Juan Pablo Pino & Cristian Rojas (NSW | Chile)

2019

  • Dave Horton (NSW)
  • Cave Urban (NSW)

2018

  • Wendy Teakel (Regional NSW)
  • Alessandra Rossi (Perth, WA)

2017

  • 2017 James Dive (NSW)
  • 2017 Ken Unsworth AM (NSW)

 

NSW STATE GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

Arts-NSW_logo_2-colourIn 2011, for the first time in 14 years, thanks to the incoming NSW Government, through Arts NSW, each artist received state funding towards their costs. This extremely important support, for 2011-15, is a minimum subsidy of $2,000 for each artist who does not otherwise earn this amount from exhibition sales or awards.

The Friendship Society Of Denmark, Australia And New Zealand

The $15,000 subsidy for a Danish Artist to exhibit at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2022 was awarded to Nadia Utzon Popov. This subsidy was made possible thanks to the Friendship Society of Denmark, Australia and New Zealand and Australian private donors to the exhibition.

SELL & PARKER

Every year since 2003 Sell & Parker has provided oxy cut steel and scrap metal at no cost to as many as 20 artists in each exhibition. This is a considerable contribution to the material costs of the artists, enabling many of them to work on a scale they could not otherwise afford.

EMERGING SCULPTOR MENTOR PROGRAM

PrintThe Clitheroe Foundation and Sculpture by the Sea established The Clitheroe Foundation Emerging Sculptor Mentorship Program in 2006, awarding $15,000 each to 2 selected artists. The mentor program aims to encourage professional and meaningful fellowships between emerging sculptors and established practitioners. In benefit of Sculpture by the Sea‘s established organisational framework, the program facilitates a skills exchange between the emerging artists and their mentors and provides a forum for the professional and technical development of the emerging sculptors.

The artists selected for the 2022 Clitheroe Emerging Sculptor Mentorship Program:

  • Tom Buckland (ACT)
  • Capto Collaborative (NSW)

2021 and previous recipients

THE WALLACE ARTS FOUNDATION NEW ZEALAND SCULPTOR AWARD

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The recipient of the 2019 Wallace Arts Foundation New Zealand Sculptor Award of NZ$5,000 is Katja Grinling (Denmark) for her work ‘Thru’.

2019 and past recipients

 

WAVERLEY COUNCIL MAYOR’S PRIZE

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The 2019 Waverley Council Mayor’s Prize of $5,000 is awarded to Jimmy Rix (VIC) for his work ‘Waiting for Rain’.

2019 and past recipients

THE ANDREA STRETTON MEMORIAL INVITATION

The 2019 Andrea Stretton Memorial Invitation of $5,000 to exhibit in Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2020 was awarded to Tan Xun (China) and Sally Kidall (NSW).

2019 and past recipients

 

 

Dinosaur Designs has provided trophies for the award winning artists since 2004.